Hallett will be featured at New York’s Stone.
Nick Hallett in recital
Tuesday, February 17 at 8pm
Corner of 2nd Street and Avenue C, New York
Nick Hallett is a musician and avid curator working in the intersection of sound, moving image, and live performance. Nick’s projects encompass singing various genres of new music (from opera to cabaret to extended vocal technique), composing for film and theater, and staging new media performance. He originated the band PLANTAINS, which from 2000 until 2003 operated as a live multimedia act, incorporating electronic music and video. His New York opera debut was in 2005 at the Kitchen in Susie Ibarra‘s Shangri-La at The Kitchen. His has since presented several music-based multimedia concerts at The Kitchen, in addition to singing the music of Arthur Russell there as part of a shared bill in 2008. He is deeply devoted to performing the work of Meredith Monk, and has performed her cycle, Our Lady of Late, at Performa07, Chashama, and Dixon Place. He is the co-curator of the Darmstadt series, which is regularly recognized in the New York Times and Time Out New York for its innovative programming of new music, in addition to being the producer and music curator for the Joshua Light Show. He has two original music-theater works in development, one with playwright Jessica Blank (The Exonerated, Iraq Refugee Project) and another with video-performance artist Shana Moulton (Whispering Pines). Upcoming concerts for 2009 include a solo recital at The Stone, and another tribute to Arthur Russell (which he is performing in and co-organizing) at Le Poisson Rouge, as part of the Wordless Music Series.